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Teacher Assistant Salary Information in Washington

The average annual and hourly salaries for teacher assistants in the state of Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of teacher assistants among Washington metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Teacher Assistants in Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,180
25th Percentile Wage
$28,350
50th Percentile Wage
$33,280
75th Percentile Wage
$37,800
90th Percentile Wage
$42,950

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for teacher assistants in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $42,950. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $33,280. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,180.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of teacher assistants from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$33,280
5.05% 11.33%
2016
$31,600
1.61% -
2015
$31,090
2.73% -
2014
$30,240
0.76% -
2013
$30,010
1.67% -
2012
$29,510
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Teacher Assistants in Washington Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of teacher assistants in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of teacher assistants in state of Washington ranges from $26,980 to $35,650. The highest paying area for teacher assistants in Washington is Bremerton-Silverdale with a median annual salary of $35,650. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett (mean annual salary $35,610). The lowest paying area is Lewiston with a median annual salary of $26,980.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Bremerton-Silverdale
$35,650
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$35,610
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$35,300
Tacoma
$34,280
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$34,230
Bellingham
$33,710
Olympia
$33,660
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$33,170
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$32,770
Yakima
$31,210
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$30,930
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$30,230
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee
$29,970
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$29,870
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$29,670
Longview
$29,370
Spokane
$28,370
Lewiston
$26,980




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